Oral Pathology Miami Beach | Most Common Oral Lesions

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Oral pathology Miami Beach is concerned about the origin, causes, and treatment of various oral diseases, including lesions. Oral lesions are mouth ulcers that occur in the mucous membrane of your oral cavity. They’re very common, but some appear as masses, which can be associated with oral carcinoma or oral cancer. That is why it’s so important to know about the most common oral lesions and visit your dentist as soon as you notice any abnormal growth in your mouth.


Leukoplakia is a white, red, or gray patch that forms on your tongue, the insides of your cheeks, or on the floor of your mouth. It's a lesion that progresses to become ulceration and later develops into an endophytic or exophytic mass. It can be an indication of early oral cancer. It’s caused by chronic smoking, prolonged exposure under the sun affecting the lips, HIV or AIDS, and irritation.

Palatal and Mandibular Tori

Palatal and Mandibular Tori are benign bony lumps that appear from the cortical plate. They're sometimes mistaken for malignancies and usually does not emerge until adulthood. They’re considered to be developmental anomalies. Removal is not required until it interferes with denture fabrication or function.

Pyogenic Granuloma

Pyogenic Granuloma is a lesion that develops as a result of local irritation, increased hormones during pregnancy, and trauma. It is not painful but bleeds easily when touched. It usually develops and rapidly grows on the gingiva, but can develop in areas like the lips, tongue, and buccal mucosa. It can be removed through surgical excision.


Mucocele is a result of a salivary gland duct rupture. It commonly occurs in children and young adults but can occur at any age. People who have this type of oral lesion often has a history of local trauma. It's bluish in color, dome-shaped, and is inflamed.

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